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5 Big Life Lessons from My Tiny Newborn

As I write this, it is about three months since I gave birth to my first baby, Hudson. I feel that I am still emerging from what I like to call, “Babyland.” It’s a twilight zone where days and nights … Continue reading

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Waiting for Birth: A Practice of Mindfulness

Being several days past my due date, I can officially say that the end of pregnancy is a very good time to practice mindfulness. We are in a strange season of waiting, in which we know that change will be … Continue reading

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Experiencing God’s Presence When You’re All Alone

I first experienced an extended time of silence when I was entering college. It was during a pre-Orientation 10-day backpacking trip called, appropriately, Exodus. I had recently begun my own “exodus” from my bustling, suburban hometown of Montclair, New Jersey, … Continue reading

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On Silence

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted. Here is the beginning of a recent post I wrote for Circles of Faith: In a culture that likes to fill silences with noise – meaningful or not – we don’t think … Continue reading

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Taking Steps to Protect Our Earth

I grew up in New Jersey, in a suburb of New York City, my house overlooking the Manhattan skyline. I have always considered myself a “city girl,” and I’m proud of it. At the same time, my parents did a … Continue reading

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Why I (am trying to occasionally) wake early

In this rare season when my days are more flexible, and I can set my own schedule, I find myself sleeping in more than I’d like. I think my ideal sleep pattern would be bed at 11pm, waking up at … Continue reading

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Hammock Time

jSince I have come to Belize eight and a half months ago, I have begun to seriously appreciate hammocks. As they are a fixture at our campus, strategically placed in spots with beautiful views, it is even easier to appreciate … Continue reading

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